Marissa has a broad administrative law practice with a particular focus in planning and environment law. She also accepts briefs in compulsory acquisition and land valuation matters.
In her planning practice she appears regularly (both led and unled) in VCAT on behalf of property developers and objector groups in relation to a broad range of planning issues. She also appears in planning panels and advisory committee hearings.
She is experienced in conducting judicial review and merits review proceedings on behalf of state government agencies in the areas of licensing, private security and freedom of information.
Marissa also accepts briefs in professional disciplinary, licensing and other regulatory matters.
Immediately before joining the Bar, Marissa was the Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Emerton (now a Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria). Prior to her associateship, Marissa worked for several years at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office in its administrative law team.
Marissa holds a Masters of Law from the New York University as well as a Bachelor of Arts and Law (with Honours) from the University of NSW. She read with Rachel Ellyard.
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